Sam Skinner

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Exeter Chiefs celebrate their Champions Cup final win. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/Getty/AFP

Exeter Chiefs 31 Racing 92 27 Exeter were crowned kings of European club rugby for the first time after a thrilling 31-27 Heineken Champions Cup fina(...)

Exeter director of Rugby has helped steer the Chiefs to the Champions Cup final. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty

Ten years ago the Exeter Chiefs went to Bristol in the second leg of a promotion play-off in the Championship. They’d finished four points behind Bris(...)

  Owen Farrell of Saracens during training in St Albans, England. He will miss out on the clash with Racing as he remains suspended for a dangerous tackle. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Saracens will attempt to defy the odds once again on Saturday knowing a similarly momentous occasion could be years away. A week after sending shockwa(...)

Scotland flanker Jamie Ritchie is set to miss the World Cup opener against Ireland next Sunday after having a steel plate fitted in his face. Photograph:   Billy Stickland/Inpho

Flanker Jamie Ritchie is set to miss Scotland’s World Cup opener with Ireland but Gregor Townsend admitted he is glad not to be dealing with a more se(...)

Scotland lock Sam Skinner, seen here in action against  France scrumhalf Antoine Dupont at Murrayfield, has been ruled out of the Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images

Scotland lock Sam Skinner has been ruled out of next month’s Rugby World Cup after injuring his hamstring in last weekend’s win over France, Scottish (...)

Garry Ringrose could return to the Ireland midfield for Sunday’s Six Nations clash against France at the Aviva stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It’s the beginning of the end. The Six Nations returns on Saturday after another two-week hiatus, for the penultimate round of fixtures. It already s(...)

Wales’  Corey Hill, who scored a try  against England. Photograph:Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The Six Nations championship mid-term report card highlights Wales as the star pupils, unbeaten three-fifths of the way through the tournament and the(...)

Finn Russell has been ruled out of Scotland’s clash with France. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Scotland have suffered yet another major injury blow after Finn Russell was ruled out of Saturday’s Six Nations clash with France. The Racing 92 outh(...)

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend will hand a Test debut to Glasgow centre Sam Johnson against Italy on Saturday. Photograph: PA

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend will hand a Test debut to Glasgow centre Sam Johnson when his side open their Guinness Six Nations campaign at hom(...)

Munster’s Tadhg Beirne blocks a kick from Nic White of Exeter Chiefs during the Heineken Champions Cup match at  Thomond Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Munster 9 Exeter 7 It wasn’t pretty, rather it was a little ugly. It wasn’t anything like some of the roller-coaster rides Thomond Park has witnesse(...)

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